|City Manager to be Fired for Failure to Apply for TIGER Grant??!!|
Yes, in the real world, when you fail to apply for a $4.5 million (or $9 million) TIGER grant the City Council will probably fire you. (And this one was just a typo!!)
Of course in HMB we just ignore it completely, don't ask the City Manager to even explain herself, and for sure we don't fire her for both failing to submit the grant application and then covering up that failure for two full months. (I'm not sure which is worse, the failure of oversight to make sure the City's application was filed, or the complete gutlessness in hiding the outcome from the Council for two months...)
From the article: "Livingston city commissioners will decide whether to fire the city manager on Sept. 1 after the city failed to submit a $9 million grant application on time... Commissioner Jon Reddington proposed that terminating Meece’s contract become an action item on the next meeting’s agenda. Commissioner Adam Stern seconded the motion, and both went on to discuss why they believe Meece should be fired.
“Something just doesn’t seem right to me,” Reddington said. “I really think someone should be accountable for it.”
Stern also questioned the city administrations overall performance.
“Fundamentally, this is very disappointing,” he said."
Link to the real world can be found here: ?